A Message to our Friends and Members
At HFFIâ€™s annual meeting in March, the Board of Directors presented a rather somber report on the Historic Fredericksburg Foundationâ€™s financial situation. We have since informed the general membership via standard mail of our situation. Now, with the recent news of the Fredericksburg Area Museumâ€™s suspension of operations, we think our message is even more necessary: financially we are not in good health and we need your help
In short, we are deeply concerned with the state of preservation
in Fredericksburg and the sharing of our regionâ€™s history, as well as maintaining the business side of these endeavors. Let us assure you that we continue to operate. We are advocating preservation issues in the City, offering preservation workshops and the Marker program, and already organizing this yearâ€™s Route 1 and Christmas Candlelight tours. Self-sustaining events and programs will continue. A basic missionâ€”the oversight of our available numerous historic and protective easementsâ€”is still in place, managed by trained staff.
The Board is currently discussing our options and will continue to keep you informed, but wanted you, our members and friends to know we will be making further and significant adjustments to our operation.
If you would like to donate
to HFFI or become a member
, please visit our website www.hffi.org
The Community Giveâ€”Tuesday, May 5th
Set your alarm clock. Mark your calendar. The Community Give is coming on Tuesday, May 5th
In 2014, HFFI was extremely successful at this region-wide giving event and are very thankful to everyone that made it possible. Last year, we surpassed our fundraising goals by raising more than $2,000 between individual donations and prize money. We are excited to beat that number in 2015
, but we can only do it with your help!
The Community Give
is a 24-hour day of giving that takes place all day on Tuesday May 5, 2015, from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59pm. It is a day when everyone is asked to make a donation and show support for the local nonprofit organizations that positively affect our lives every day.
The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. hopes the history that surrounds you each time you drive through a historic neighborhood, our downtown historic district, or perhaps even when you pull into your own driveway, will encourage you to support HFFI and its daily preservation efforts
Keep an eye on Facebook
for more information, or learn more about The Community Give here
On the May 5thâ€”click here
to donate to the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.
Members Only Elmhurst Spring Home Tour
Clear your calendar on May 16th
, because we have some great tours lined up for you!
First, the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. would like to invite current HFFI members to a free tour of Elmhurst, the Italianate manor
at the corner of Fall Hill and Bunker Hill. (New memberships are available! - see below)
Current members will have the opportunity to explore every floor and every room of the house, led by knowledgeable tour guides who will provide in-depth historical and architectural analysis. After the tour, please join us in the garden for tea and refreshments.
Although the event is free to members
, reservations are required so we can set up a timed entry system. No waiting in line! Tours will start every 15 minutes between 1:00 and 4:00. Please call the HFFI office at 540-371-4504 to reserve your spot
. Children are not permitted, but photography is!
We are offering a special membership deal for the month of May. Family memberships (up to 4 family members) are $30, individual memberships cost $20, and senior (62+) memberships are $15. All memberships come with the Elmhurst tour and a Journal of Fredericksburg History
as well as other benefits.
For more info - click here
Hope to see you there!
James Monroeâ€™s Fredericksburg Tour
Second on your agenda for May 16th is an opportunity to explore Fredericksburg as James Monroe knew it. The tour starts at 301 Caroline Street, the home where the Monroe family lived, with stops at Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge #4 and St. Georgeâ€™s Episcopal Church, ending with a reception at the James Monroe Museum. This program is co-sponsored by the James Monroe Museum
and the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.
Tour starts at 1 p.m., 301 Caroline Street. $25/person ($15/Friends of JMM or Members of HFFI). Advance registration is required
at 540-654-1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit the James Monroe Museum website